The City of Kirkland’s first city-wide block party, "Crossing Kirkland" is set for 12-3 p.m. on Sept. 9. The family-friendly event will feature six stations along the Cross Kirkland Corridor interim trail with food truck vendors, games, crafts and exploration activities.
Crossing Kirkland grew out the “For the Love of Kirkland” community event held in January. Among the various ideas generated during the workshop, Crossing Kirkland garnered the most votes.
“If you haven’t yet experienced the [Cross Kirkland Corridor] interim trail, Crossing Kirkland is a great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors while seeing our section of the Eastside Rail Corridor,” Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold said...Read more
“I’m proud that Kirkland will join the long list of other proactive cities across the country,” said Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold. “This signing reaffirms steps that the current and past city councils have made to honor the beautiful natural environment of our city.”Read more
In May, the Kirkland City Council took another giant step on the path toward sustainability when we voted unanimously to participate in Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct Program for the next 10 years. Green Direct is an energy project that will enable all city facilities including Kirkland City Hall, the Kirkland Justice Center, both parks and public works maintenance centers, the community centers and the fire stations to be powered with 100 percent clean, green power.
The city’s power costs are locked in under the Green Direct contract. Projections show that the city will save about $85,000 under conservative assumptions about the market price of electricity. This is a win for Kirkland taxpayers, reduces our greenhouse gas emissions and represents significant progress toward our climate goals while reducing pollution related to energy production.Read more
Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold announced he is running for re-election to the Kirkland City Council, saying that he has more work to do to strengthen neighborhoods and prepare for new retail centers.
"I’m proud of what we have done in Totem Lake. The community saw its potential, and after decades, Totem Lake is finally happening. New developments are transformational for the area, and all of Kirkland,” Deputy Mayor Arnold said. “We have more opportunities to live, work, shop, and play — right here in our city. Together, we can build on this success and keep Kirkland moving forward.”Read more
The Kirkland City Council received a standing ovation on Feb. 21 from a crowd of dozens of residents following the approval of a resolution reaffirming the council’s belief in equal rights for everyone. The council also approved an ordinance that puts into law long-standing city policy of providing everyone in Kirkland (residents, employees and visitors) with the full range of city services (including police) without discrimination based on immigration status or race.
“Kirkland and the Eastside will not tolerate hate,” Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold said before voting to approve both items.Read more